The New York Mets lost miserably to the Washington Nationals this Labor Day afternoon 13-3. The Mets organization apparently decided it would be a working holiday for their bullpen. Well, to be fair to the organization, Mike Pelfrey made the decision for them by throwing 83 pitches over 3 2/3 innings, allowing 6 runs, all earned, on 5 hits and 3 walks. After Pelfrey’s unceremonious exit Raul Valdes allowed 1 run in 1/3 of an inning, Sean Green no runs (but a walk and a hit) in 2/3 of an inning, Ryota Igarashi 5 runs, all earned, in 1 inning, and the elusive Oliver Perez made an appearance to allow 1 run in 2 innings. The only reliever to escape completely unscathed was Pat Misch who threw 1 pitch to record an out then exited the game.
The Mets scored 3 runs over the 1st 3 innings off of Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann despite getting only 3 hits off him (he was wild) but once he left the game the Mets got Metsmerized by reliever Scott Olsen who threw 4 hitless, shutout innings allowing only 2 walks. Colin Balester finished up for Washington. Their offensive hero was someone named Danny Espinosa who came into the game with 11 career at bats and went 4 for 5 with a double, 2 home runs and 6 RBI. Quick get to your fantasy team waiver wire. Now onto tennis.